24s on a bensen

Butch

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I was told by someone that they had 24 foot blades on a bensen. I put 24s on mine and with the stick back they hit the ground
 

cesphil

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They will hit the ground if you pull the stick back before they are up to proper rpm.
Get some proper training before you attempt to spin the blades.
I had 25’ hughes blades on my B8m and the length was not a problem.
 
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Butch

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Will the bensen rotor head be strong enough for the heavier blades
 

Doug Riley

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There were several versions of the Bensen offset gimbal rotor head. Over the years, Bensen re-designed them stronger and stronger. The later models ought to be fine; the earlier ones, maybe not so much.
 

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There were several versions of the Bensen offset gimbal rotor head. Over the years, Bensen re-designed them stronger and stronger. The later models ought to be fine; the earlier ones, maybe not so much.
The rotor head supports the weight of the gyro in flight. I would expect that the weight of the blades does not come into play.
 
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